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The Zen Way of Counseling: Presence and Mindfulness

Facilitator Svagito Liebermeister
Category Working with People
Starting 13 September 2023, 09:00 - 19:00 (GMT +03:00, Istanbul)
Ending 19 September 2023, 07:15 - 14:30 (GMT +03:00, Istanbul)
Venue Karakaya Retreat - Bodrum
Workshop Language English, Turkish

This training outlines the principles of meditative therapy. It gives a chance to professional therapists or those who want to or already work in the field of helping people to enhance their skills. We understand therapy as a help to move more deeply into meditation, to come out from the identification with the mind and relax into being.

On a training level participants will learn how to respond to the needs of the client’s inner being and to distinguish between individuality and personality. The art of session giving consists not only in understanding the root of a problem, but also in knowing how to balance confronting a person’s defenses and nourishing his essence.

As there will be a continuous exchange of sessions under supervision, participants also have the opportunity to crystallize and dissolve personal problems around life issues, such as relationship, work and meditation.

Even though certain techniques, like Gestalt work, will be taught, our approach will not be technique oriented. We learn skills and an understanding that can be applied to a wide range of different sessions, including Family Constellation, where one is in a position of helping people.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Communication skills that support self awareness
  • How and when to encourage emotional expression
  • Recognizing and working with projection, resistance, desire
  • Estimating what can happen during a session
  • Responding to different clients with flexibility
  • Understanding the dynamics of relationship and the principles of healthy relating
  • Working with and balancing the polarity between inner man and inner woman

“The whole life…just a training for how to go back home, how to disappear. Because the moment you disappear,God appears in you. Your presence is God’s absence; your absence is God’s presence.” This training is also a next step for those, who learned Family Constellation and are preparing themselves to work with people.


Daily Schedule

07:15 - 08:30 Dynamic Meditation (starts on the second day)
08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 13:30 Group Work
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 18:00 Group Work
18:00 - 19:00 Kundalini Meditation
21:00 - 22:00 Evening event *

*During the training we will be meeting to do meditation and watch OSHO Talks

** Training will be finished at 14:30 on 19th of September. On the other hand there may be small changes or you may want to spend more time to say goodbye. Therefore we kindly suggest not to make plans after the group and book your flight accordingly.